Species Recovery Program
What does the Wildlife Diversity Program
do for species recovery?
Recover and Monitor Species in
Greatest Need of Conservation by:
1.) Implementing recovery strategies for select birds and mammals
Species in Greatest Need of Conservation by Illinois’ Wildlife Action Plan
2.) Monitoring the status of select birds and mammals recognized as
Species in Greatest Need of Conservation by Illinois’ Wildlife Action Plan.
Some recent species recovery projects the
Program is working on or has worked on:
Barn Owl Recovery
Construct, deploy and monitor nesting structures for barn owls.
Determine abundance, distribution, trends and
conservation actions for Illinois Chorus Frogs
Smooth softshell turtle
Determine abundance and distribution of this endangered turtle
Construct, deploy and monitor nesting structures and
breeding pairs of osprey in Central Illinois.
Monitor eastern woodrats in southern Illinois
Determine abundance, distribution and trends for Mississippi Kites in Illinois.
To learn more, click here.
Check back for updates on these and other projects. (01/07/19)